Bronchiectasis is a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) characterized by permanent damage to the lung’s major airways. Boston Medical Center offers the only coordinated, multidisciplinary program in Massachusetts to help reduce recurrent infections and treat symptoms of the condition with a focus on improving quality of life.

Bronchiectasis is often associated with diseases such as cystic fibrosis, tuberculosis, and immunodeficiency disorders. Comprehensive treatment of the condition’s underlying cause as well as management of its symptoms requires the expertise and communication of specialists from across disciplines, including allergy and immunology, clinical genetics, infectious diseases, otolaryngology, pulmonary disease, and thoracic surgery. From evaluation through treatment, patients can rest assured that they are receiving top-notch care from physicians and staff in an atmosphere specially designed for comfort and healing.

Departments and Programs Who Treat This Condition


Bronchiectasis Program

BMC offers the only coordinated, multidisciplinary bronchiectasis program in Massachusetts, with a focus on treatments to improve quality of life.


The Pulmonology Department comprehensive diagnosis, treatment, education, and rehabilitation services for a full range of pulmonary diseases and allergy conditions.